Our Top 5 Things To Do In Windsor, England

However you choose to get to Windsor you will find a bustling and highly attractive town which is usually filled with lots of tourists eagerly taking photos and buying trinkets related to the Royal Family.

Things to Do in Windsor 1 – Windsor Castle

The official home of the Queen is a big attraction here and it is easy to see why. This royal residence is one of the world’s most stunning buildings and you will be rushing to get your cameras out for some photos.

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It is possible to enter the Castle and enjoy a great and enjoyable walk throughout the grounds. So much history you can get so close to.  There’s also the armoury room, St George’s Hall and the castle walls themselves.

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Definitely worth the admission price and even better with the london pass. You gain free entry and a free train ride to Windsor from paddington as long as you show your pass.

Things to Do in Windsor 2 – Windsor Great Park

The fascinating and scenic Windsor Great Park lets you stretch your legs and see some incredible views. This is also a fantastic place to spot deer, swans, rabbits and other wildlife in their natural setting.  In autumn it’s great to walk up to the Copper Horse with the trees changing colour and turn to look back at Windsor Castle.

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It’s a longer walk than you might think, but blows the cobwebs away. You might spot a highly polished Range Rover heading towards you with none other than Her Majesty passing by. A thoroughly recommended afternoon walk.

Things to Do in Windsor 3 – Eton College

If you head down to the River Thames you can feed the swans before crossing the bridge into the quaint town of Eton, home of the legendary private school where many Prime Ministers and members of the Royal Family have studied over the centuries.

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This place is really rich in history and the architecture is still amazing. Its wonderful how this place houses students and the teachers and family.

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It’s not much from the outside, but the idea of the history behind the school and its graduates is worth the visit. We sat outside and watched the young men coming and going from their rugby games, wondering why we weren’t born among the privileged class.

Things to Do in Windsor 3 – Eton College Museum

In the grounds of Eton. Many don’t know it’s there and just stumble upon it, as there are no sign posts and it’s not usually on most people’s radar.

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With many good displays and technical explanations, it’s like a mini version of the Natural History Museum in London, only the exhibits seem more personal, including the contributors own words on how they obtained exhibits.

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It includes exhibits from indigenous tribes including ones where it states that it was ‘from somewhere but we don’t quite remember where’.  Charming little place that’s aimed at a wide range of ages including the very young.
Many of the exhibits stem from Joseph Banks including some original artifacts.
Some hands on activities for younger children.
Free opening Sunday afternoons.  Definitely worth a look

Things to Do in Windsor 4 – Theatre Royal

This is an old, delightful, traditional and compact theatre, with a lovely atmosphere and setting and very intimate feel.

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The theatre is relatively small, so the stage will always appear to be quite close, and it is therefore easy to see the shows.  Front row are only about four feet from the stage so a good view is guaranteed.

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There is normally a wide variety of productions at the theatre, with something to suit all tastes.  The walls are festooned with photos and programmes from various theatrical productions over the years.

Not the most comfortable seats though, you have been warned.

Things to Do in Windsor 5 – Specialty & Gift Shops

Back on the other side of the Thames, the list of the most popular things to do in Windsor includes wandering around the many shops and sitting down for something to eat in a cafe or restaurant.

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There is usually a bustling feel to Windsor during the day, although things die down when the day trippers head back to London.

Even More Things To Do in Windsor

St. George’s Chapel – Include as part of your visit to Windsor Castle

Fudge Kitchen

Windsor and Eton Brewery

Tally Ho Stables

Savill Garden

Frogmore House

Windsor Guildhall

Bachelor’s Acre

Historical & Heritage Tours

Windsor Horse Drawn Carriages

Dorney Lake

Dorney Court

Alexandra Gardens

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Old Windsor

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum

Eton Antique Bookshop

Guards Polo Club

Royal Waiting Room

St John the Baptist, Windsor

Sightseeing Tours

Windsor Guided Walking Tours

City Sightseeing Windsor

Windsor Taxi Tours

French Brothers Boat Tours

Fringilla, Larus and Sula Tours

Rhubarb And Custard Photo Gallery (Eton)

Windsor Leisure Centre

Legoland Windsor Resort

Royal Windsor Racecourse

CKT Canoe and Kayak Tours

London Kayak Tours

Ghost & Vampire Tours

Windsor Ghost Walk

Windsor and Eton Tour Guides

Duck Tours

Cooking Classes

Comedy Clubs

Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

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Mostly Boxes Antiques

Pure Spa Windsor

Eton’s French Market

If visiting Windsor you might also consider visiting nearby Maidenhead.  Visiting both makes for a great weekend break. You can take a short train trip to either one of these places, then walk the Thames Path to the other where you get the train back to London feeling refreshed and as though you have seen some unique, interesting places.   Check out our Top 6 Things to do in Maidenhead here.

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Are you wondering what to visit in London?

Our Best 5 Places in London to Visit for a Once in a Lifetime Trip!

Is there a city on the planet as vibrant, as exciting and as downright scary as London?

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Just a simple glance at the huge, complex Underground rail network map is enough to make you realise that this is the kind of city not to be taken lightly.

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Best Places in London to Visit 1 – Head to the River First

A good idea is to head down to the River Thames next to the Houses of Parliament first of all.

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If you go here during the peak tourist time you might find that it is insanely busy. In this case, you can cross over Westminster Bridge to the other side of the river, to the South Bank, to see if it is any quieter there.

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On this side of the Thames you will find the London Eye. If the queues to go up in one of the capsules aren’t too bad then you can get an amazing view of the city from here.

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You also get a fantastic view of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben from this side of the Thames.

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If you want to spend more time along the river, you can walk along the South Bank to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, and Tower Bridge or even go on a city cruise.

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All in all, this is a fantastic place to start your London exploring from. If you are using a travel planner in London this place will help you get started easily.

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Best Places in London to Visit 2 – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street

If you start down at the river as suggested then you are closer to some of the other top places in London to visit than you might think.

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The Prime Minister’s house at 10 Downing Street isn’t as impressive as you might imagine it to be, but this iconic building sits on the road from Westminster to Buckingham Palace so is well worth adding to your list of places in London to visit. You might even see a famous politician or reporter around here. After this, you get to lovely St James Park, before reaching Buckingham Palace.

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You will surely recognise this building instantly, even if you don’t spot the usual throngs of tourists outside it. There are a number of Tube stations here, making it easy to get back to your hotel or to carry on seeing new places.

Best Places in London to Visit 3 – The Parks

London is a big and highly developed city but it isn’t all about concrete and big buildings. There are also some brilliant parks here that you should spend some time in.

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Apart from St James Park, you can also go to the giant Hyde Park.  Green Park and Regent’s Park are among the other best green spaces in central London. There are places to go for a stroll, have a picnic and watch the world go by. You can take it easy in the parks for a spell before getting back out into the action on the streets. These are also good places to take a step back and look at your travel planner London ideas and work out your next move on places in London to visit next.

Best Places in London to Visit 4 – The Markets

There are some sensational markets in the UK capital, where you can buy interesting stuff, get some great street food and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. Camden Market is probably the most famous market of them all.

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You will find Camden market especially good for buying retro clothing and music. You can even get here by canal on a cool boat if you like. Portobello Market is packed with antiques, and Borough Market is a food lover’s paradise with treats from all round the world.

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Add at least one of these markets to your list of what to see in London if you want a treat for your senses.

Best Places in London to Visit 5 – Climb Up for a View at the Shard

We looked at the London Eye earlier but there are even better ways of getting up high and seeing the city laid out before your eyes. For example, the Shard is the highest building in the city.

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In fact, it is the tallest building in Western Europe and you can go way up to a viewing platform on the 69th floor, that lets you see for up to 40 miles.

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There are a few classy restaurants and bars up here where you can enjoy a fabulous view of London over a meal or a drink. The main viewing platform here is twice as high as any another vantage point in the city.

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Our Best 5 Places in London to Visit: By Robert Bell

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